blu-3 supported this year’s Remembrance Day parade in Chatham on Sunday 13th November by donating a vehicle for the day to local charity South East 4×4 Response, which was responsible for escorting the parade and organising road closures.
South East 4×4 Response is a voluntary organisation which supports Kent’s emergency services, the County Council and other agencies, particularly in times of adverse weather and when resources are stretched.
Steve Baker-Wise, Talent Lead at blu-3 and one of the volunteers for South East 4×4 Response, comments: “Working alongside the Remembrance Parade is a big undertaking for a small charity like us. We’re very grateful to blu-3 for offering us the vehicle to use at the event. Around 50 members of the South East 4×4 Response team helped at the parade and the day was a great success.”
In 2017, South East 4×4 Response was granted policing powers under Section 38 of the new Policing and Crime act, allowing it to direct traffic on Kent’s roads, thus freeing up police patrols. It also enables the responders to deal with incidents such as fallen trees, broken down vehicles and vehicles trapped during adverse weather conditions.
For more information on South East 4×4 Response, visit: southeast4x4response.org